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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:09 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Obviously, he never saw Hercules, with Lou Ferrigno.  Now there was a terrible movie.


But long before that (1970) there was Hercules in New York with Arnie..  Very funny movie as they replaced Arnie's voice. 8O

MShipley88 wrote:When I saw Conan the Barbarian for the first time, I was really shocked.  The canibalism and blood grossed me out.  I was not used to R rated movies at the time, and it had a pretty strong (gross) effect on me.


I love the 1st one.  Conan what is best in life?

Fantastic to see a movie done without the special effects Hollywood now uses.  Especially the wild dog chase sceen.  The dogs used *were* vicious  and Arnie missed his jump onto the rock so the dogs actually caught him.  I understand he fell down after that and actually hurt himself so the sceen uses real blood.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:07 am 
 

improvstone wrote:But long before that (1970) there was Hercules in New York with Arnie..  Very funny movie as they replaced Arnie's voice. 8O


funnily enough, that was on our TV in the UK last night on BBC1. i sat and watched it because amazingly, i havent seen it before - it was actually amusing in a crap kinda way. arnie's voice only gets edited out at the end, where his friend puts on a radio and its supposed to be arnie's voice but its some US guy - clearly not arnie. his voice is clearly his in the rest of the film.

conan the destroyer: i actually quite liked that film. i never take them kinda films that seriously - always low budget and so dont really have what it takes to be a great film anyway. i always liked the start of it and i thought grace jones tied to the stump in the town scene was cool too.

one of my fave films of that type - and its well cheesy too, is hawk the slayer :)

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:33 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Or is that from the Conan movie? I don't remember much about the movie, other than trying to rip my eyes out upon leaving the theater.


Aw, c'mon!  Conan the Barbarian is my favorite movie of all time!  Okay, I know there are some better ones out there, but this packs the most sentimental value in my life!

Conan came out when I was in 4th grade.  I somehow managed to convince my mother to take me to see it (something that she still complains about to this day).  Not only was it the first "R" rated movie I saw . . . but it came out almost exactly the same time I met my friend Greg who introduced me to this game called Dungeons & Dragons.

The day after I saw the Conan movie, I noticed that there were Conan comics on the rack at the local News store.  I bought Conan #137 and King Conan #11 (still remember  :D )

So, within the span of 2 weeks, I started playing D&D, starting collecting comics and had seen the Conan the Barbarian movie.

It wasn't too long after that that I picked The Book of Three - first book in the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander . . .


And life, as they say . . . would never be the same again.   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:03 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Aw, c'mon!

Okay, I'm not saying it's Highlander II or anything, just that it didn't do much for me and reminded me not at all of Robert E. Howard's creation.

Actually, the Conan movie lost me in the first 20 minutes. I mean, really, the explanation for Conan's size is that he pushed a wheel for a bunch of years? Check, please!

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:54 am 
 

Sword and the Sorcerer was pretty bad, yes, but my brother liked it enough to create a TriSword for one of his NPC rulers :D

Both CtD and S&S were much better than Yor Hunter from the Future, my vote for worst fantasy film ever (yes, it's actually better than HL II, III, and beyond)!


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:15 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Obviously, he never saw Hercules, with Lou Ferrigno.  Now there was a terrible movie.


That Hercules movie with Lou Ferrigno maybe the worst movie of all time.  If its not it is definitely in the Top 5.  After seeing that movie, it did not leave you to wonder why they never had the Hulk speak on the TV show.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:11 am 
 

One word:  Gymkata!


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:22 am 
 

Yor, the Hunter From the Future was the worst I can recall.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:33 am 
 

Heres a site that can help in one of two ways:

1. If you crave really bad movies and just can't get enough of them then it will point you in the right direction (read: wrong direction) 8O

2. If you want to avoid really bad movies it will also help you  :wink:

http://www.badmovies.org/movies/

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:56 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Heres a site that can help in one of two ways:

1. If you crave really bad movies and just can't get enough of them then it will point you in the right direction (read: wrong direction) 8O

2. If you want to avoid really bad movies it will also help you  :wink:

http://www.badmovies.org/movies/


Wow, I am almost embarrassed to say I have seen a lot of the movies on that list. :oops:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:59 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:One word:  Gymkata!


(barfing noise) Jeez, I forgot about that one... 8O

By the way, I figure this thread has so completely gotten off topic that I would post this here since we were talking a bit about Conan.

http://www.ageofconan.com/conan/index.html

I got a notice from GameSpy today about this online PC game set in the Hyborian Age.  From what I have read and the few screenshots available, it is still in the early production phases.

For me, Highlander 2 wasnt nearly as bad as 3 (stupid Mario Van Peebles  :evil: ) and Endgame.  The Renegade rerelease of 2 actually made watching it tolerable.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:26 am 
 

grodog wrote:Sword and the Sorcerer was pretty bad, yes, but my brother liked it enough to create a TriSword for one of his NPC rulers :D


I had a friend who ported "The Glaive" from Krull over to D&D. I've still never seen S&S or Krull.

Both CtD and S&S were much better than Yor Hunter from the Future, my vote for worst fantasy film ever (yes, it's actually better than HL II, III, and beyond)!


That's on my list of worst movies I made my family see in the theatre! Along with Howard the Duck and Critters II.  :oops:


The most awesome "worst" movie I have seen in recent years is "Incubus", a 60's horror flick starring a pre-Trek Willam Shatner. The entire movie is spoken in Esperanto and features Shatner battling a devil that's just a regular goat. 8O

http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:96516

(Netflix has it...if you dare)

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:35 am 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:
Aw, c'mon!  Conan the Barbarian is my favorite movie of all time!  Okay, I know there are some better ones out there, but this packs the most sentimental value in my life!


I feel similarly about that Disney "Dragonslayer" movie...which I saw in theatre when it was out & I'd guess I was about 8.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:15 am 
 

beastmaster - i thought that was a great film, specially with a nude Tanya ROberts :)

deathstalker - now they were BAD!

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers - hey not even if it sucks - could be a blast :)

Microwave Massacre - corey said it best... LOL :)

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

I can see why you veterans can get up to the dizzy heights of 1,000+ posts.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:28 pm 
 

gkramer wrote:I can see why you veterans can get up to the dizzy heights of 1,000+ posts.

Just post *LOL* in reply to everyone else. It works ^^

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:09 pm 
 

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gkramer wrote:I can see why you veterans can get up to the dizzy heights of 1,000+ posts.

Just post *LOL* in reply to everyone else. It works ^^

LOL  :twisted:  3072


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:23 pm 
 

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faro wrote:
gkramer wrote:I can see why you veterans can get up to the dizzy heights of 1,000+ posts.

Just post *LOL* in reply to everyone else. It works ^^

LOL  :twisted:  3072


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